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Commentary by Alexa Victoriano
| Friday, Jun 8, 2018

This commentary was submitted in response to “Sacramento, What’s the Rush?” by COC Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, published June 6.

 

What’s the rush, you ask? I’m the rush. Despite what people think, I don’t want to go to college just to explore. As a first-generation college student, I want to go to college to earn a degree, secure a good paying job and do my part to help strengthen the economy. But I can’t do this alone.

Our state leaders are finally working together to address one of the greatest inequities in higher education – funding for California community colleges that serve high need students. This proposal would provide the much-needed resources for community colleges to invest in students like me to ensure that we succeed.

My future is at stake and the future of 2.1 million community college students is at stake. That’s worth the rush.

 

Alexa Victoriano is a former Student Trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District.

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  1. nahte05@yahoo.com says:

    I do not agree. There is too much money wasted on students that drop out. I believe the drop out rate at CC is 80%. I paid my way through school. I worked a full time job and attended classes at night. I do agree some help needs to be given, however when my tax payer dollars are at stake, I agree with Chancellor Van Hook, do not rush.

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